Final Update: September 23, 2020
Thankfully, there is no more flooding in Melawi and life is back to normal. In total, 34 beneficiaries were affected. All affected families are back in their homes and healthy. The FCP supported them with food and medicine.
Thank you for your prayers for the affected beneficiaries and their families.
Disaster Alert: September 16, 2020
Heavy rain started on September 12th and led to flooding by the next day. The water level of the Melawi River rose, and homes and roads were flooded. Access to the city is currently cut off due to the flooded roads. The local government and disaster agency set up a shelter and public kitchen. The Child Development Center, located in the flooded area, is assessing impact and providing support as needed: food, blankets, clothes and medicine. Some affected families are in their homes, while others are temporarily living with relatives.
Please pray for the safety and provision of affected beneficiaries, families and church partner staff.